One of the best ways to explore the East riding is on foot, with a horse or on your bike. With an extensive network of some 1600Km of footpaths and bridleways, there are some great routes to try. Most of the walks are short circular ones and can be completed in two to three hours. We have walks for all ages and abilities, so if you are feeling energetic then you can combine some of the walks to make a full day of it, or if you just fancy a stroll along a canal, we have a walk for you.
You can choose location, length and grade, and what sort of features you might be interested in like, Wolds, coastal, church, riverside, or walks with a pub on route.
For more information about these walks visit the Walking the Riding website.
Walking the Riding (external website)
The website is easy to use and once you have chosen a walk you can print the map off to take with you. We do recommend that you purchase a detailed ordnance survey map called ‘Explorer’. These are the orange fronted maps and are available at all good bookshops. You can expect to pay about £8. Look out for the open country symbol on the maps as these will give you other places to explore away from ‘paths’.
Once you have tried a few of our recommended walks, you’ll pick up reading the map and perhaps want to try devising your own walks. Any of the green dashes on these ‘Explorer’ maps can be used by the public, so feel free to explore.
We also produce a number of leisure cycle maps and town centre walking and cycling maps. These maps are available to download or paper copies can be requested from the Transport Policy pages of this website:
Read more about town centre walking and cycling routes and view maps